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October 5, 2022

Six-a-side junior football is returning to Mullum

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The junior six-a-side competition is fun, family-friendly and brings the junior footballing community together, says organiser Yari McGauley.

The eight-week, Wednesday night comp starts in October. Families bring down picnic blankets and chairs and enjoy an early dinner in the late-afternoon spring weather while the kids play three games of six-a-side.

‘It’s a fantastic atmosphere with all fields buzzing with excitement. Everyone is involved in the setup and pack down, which really brings out the community spirit,’ Yari saysd.

The competition began in 2014 and all funds are donated to Mullumbimby Brunswick Valley Football Club (MBVFC). The competition has been in a two-year covid hiatus.

‘First and foremost, it’s a fun activity for kids of all ages, especially post-COVID. We usually have up to 24 teams taking part.’

‘Kids don’t need to have played before, and most make up a team of friends. It’s also a way for MBVFC junior players to stay fit and engaged in the off-season,’ Yari say.

Children should be aged between 7–16 years, and mixed teams are encouraged. Teams play three 20-minute games from 5–7.30pm.

‘Parents come down at 5pm, watch the kids having a great time, can catch up with friends and have a picnic dinner at the fields’.

Visit www.mullumsoccer.weebly.com for information on how to register.

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